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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-4588
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Walking with dinosaurs

We visited this park during a recent Texas road trip. During the week and out of the main holiday... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Beautiful place for kids to explore!

This is a great place for kids to explore dinosaur tracks by the river! There are places marked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen D
Wichita Falls, Texas
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Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-4588
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this park during a recent Texas road trip. During the week and out of the main holiday season we saw less than 20 cars during the time we were there. There are plenty of walking options and it was a hot and sunny...More

Thank jgalwaysonholiday
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for kids to explore dinosaur tracks by the river! There are places marked with informative signs that help educate about the history of the dinosaurs in the area. Great picnic places too!

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of hours as we were passing through town. There is a small, one room museum at the entrance showing pictures, descriptions, and some bones. With little ones, that took 5-10 minutes; and they were done. They have 2 amazing...More

Thank SaZoCa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinosaur Valley State Park review Oct 24, 2017 We stayed three nights. Dinosaur Valley State Park. Glen Rose Texas We stayed in site #1 with a 25ft RV The sites are spacious with lots of trees and shrubs for privacy between the sites. There are...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is great place for adventure and dinosaur track hunting. The trails are well maintained and the areas are well marked with informational signs describing what you will see. I saw people of all ages exploring.

Thank rmr0202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Park with plenty to do, see, and learn. Make sure to go to a Ranger talk if you have time. Large picnic area and reservable shelters. Campground on site with mostly small sites, just a couple big rig sites but tight corners. Many hiking...More

Thank Wirunaways
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We have wanted to visit this park for quite awhile.. We have the annual state park pass, (which I highly recommend), and visit a lot of parks. This one gets a lot of press coverage, and makes an effort to get kids there, and I...More

2  Thank Raydioman61
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Of all the state parks I've camped at in Texas this is my favorite! I have gone with my kids and with just myself and my husband. The scenery is beautiful, I love the swimming hole and they offer horse back riding in the park....More

Thank amyhR973XF
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Easy trails although lots of loose rocks on trails. Wear proper shoes I saw an elderly woman wearing sandals with a heel. Seriously people. The dinosaur track fossils are cool. The creek bed where the tracks are located is fun to play in. Wear quick...More

Thank sgregory711
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I stopped here on our way to The Promise. It was so fun! We walked down to the river at Site 2 and looked at the tracks. This is a kids paradise. Loved the life sized dinosaurs throughout the park. There is...More

Thank MommaRose2016
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Sabrina S
2 October 2017|
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Response from Dixie B | Reviewed this property |
We spent 3 days camping and hiking , then one day visiting wineries nearby. The town had some sites of interest but we didn't visit any. Hope this helps.
Christina H
23 July 2017|
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Response from metaldealer | Reviewed this property |
The swimming is perfect. Not really deep but very clean water for a river or otherwise. Not sure about the burn ban though.
21 April 2017|
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Response from Elvis4vr | Reviewed this property |
no. too shallow